About Dylan Cornelius

Dylan Cornelius

Hi, I’m Dylan Cornelius.

How I Got Here

There I was on the phone with my brother, telling him how unhappy I was in my marriage.

“Do something about or quit complaining”, he said. “It’s been five years.”

“Five years?”, I asked. “You’re crazy. No way.”

“Oh, yes.”, he said. “Remember that other time you were unhappy? That was five years ago.”

“Oh my gosh!”, I thought back to that time. “It has been five years.”

…and when I told him that earlier story, I’d been sitting in that same green mini-van, in front of that same red brick house, after a day at that same job.

…and that job wasn’t a bed of roses either. I’d been passed over for promotions four times in three years, as I repeatedly watched my peers promoted to be my boss.

So I did what any Top-20 educated professional would do: I took more classes and read more books. But that didn’t solve my problems. Next, I hired therapists, counselors, coaches, doctors, attorneys, and nutritionists. I took classes and participated in 12-step programs, Toastmasters, Landmark and Weight Watchers.

Eventually, I saw the problem. Through decades of focus on achievement and self-development, I hadn’t been taking care of the people in my life, at home or at work, least of all myself.

When I began focusing on the quality of my relationships and taking care of people, my life turned around.

Though my marriage didn’t survive, I met an amazing woman who trained me to my first 2 marathons. I lost 50 pounds, and now I do marathons and triathlons for fun. Now, rather than being passed over for promotions and laid off, I’m picked to lead teams, and I’m routinely acknowledged for the value I provide people and organizations.

When I began focusing on building and sustaining teams, just as I’d done at work and trained to do in graduate school, I got my allergies and autoimmunity under control, and I began receiving awards for my running results. My Honey Bunny, Lori, and I ride a tandem bike on week-long tours. If there’s anything that will drive a relationship to its inevitable outcome, it’s tandem cycling and canoeing: our relationship works. Soon we’ll be doing month-long tours and hikes.

I’ve committed to creating a world that works for everyone, by building great relationships and high performing teams.

My Mission

My personal mission is to inspire and empower people to get great results, by building great relationships and high performing teams..

My Personal Vision

My personal vision is a world that works for everyone.

My Values

I value:

  • Adventure. I love the journey and process of creating the future, in initiatives with uncertain outcomes.
  • Fitness: I believe everything can and should be sufficient for the need.
  • Service: We are all better and more inspired when we are operating in service of something bigger than ourselves.
  • Sustainability: I believe, if it’s worth having, we can produce it in such a way that we can have it for as long as it is worthwhile, and we can do it without destroying value elsewhere.

I’ve Been Featured in

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AZ Republic logoArizona Republic
The SUN logoThe Williamson County Sun
The Oakland Tribune logoThe Oakland Tribune

Promoted: The Proven Career Acceleration Formula To Reach The Top Without Working Harder Or Playing Office Politics

Promoted: The Proven Career Acceleration Formula To Reach The Top Without Working Harder Or Playing Office Politics

My University Education

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The University of California

BA
Psychology
Santa Clara University logo
Santa Clara University
MBA
Management of Technology and Innovation
MIS
Finance

My Professional Certifications

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Project Management ProfessionalCreating temporary organizations to manage one-time initiatives to achieve specific goals

Certified Scrum Master

Certified Scrum MasterAgile management

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalCreating and managing ongoing initiatives that:
1. identify the level of risk in an organization’s information systems
2. manage the level of risk to an acceptable level
Strategic Intervention  Practitioner of ExcellenceHuman empowerment

Some Athletic Pursuits

Lori And Dylan At The 2015 Easter Hill Country Ride. Tandem Cycling Rules!
Tandem Cycling: Lori And Dylan At The 2015 Easter Hill Country Ride. Tandem Cycling Rules!
Austin Half Marathon 2016 Lori T Brown and Dylan Cornelius
Running: Austin Half Marathon 2016 Lori T Brown and Dylan Cornelius
Dylan Cornelius begins the 5k run leg of the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.
Triathlon: Dylan Cornelius begins the 5k run leg of the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon, June 16, 2019.

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